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Appendix B: Journalism Freedom: 1980–2008 (Country Ratings from Freedom House) - Syrian Arab Republic

Population (2010, proj.): 22,505,000

Gross National Income per Capita (current, 2007): $1,780

Date of Independence: April 17, 1946 (from League of Nations mandate under French administration)

Date of Last Constitution: March 13, 1973

As with most Arab nations, there is little media freedom here. Repressive laws are the reality though the constitution guarantees press freedom. ...

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